Author Archives: Thomas Jefferson

About Thomas Jefferson

3rd President and Founding Father of the U.S. I conceived and promoted the country's system of public education in the early 19th Century. I am often misunderstood about my the "wall of separation" term and letter to the Danbury Baptist Association, which unfortunately has come to be interpreted as my suggesting separation of God and the Holy Trinity from all matters of state. I am a Christian, saved by the blood of Jesus Christ and I owe Him my salvation. I pray for this great country, that it remain strong, independent and Christian!

Beaufort County Still Haunted by Dr. Jeff Moss

Dr. Jeff Moss continues to haunt the Beaufort County taxpayers.  His gargantuan building plan led to incredible amounts of debt, voted over the objection of conservative county commissioners back in 2004 and 2005.  This has led to a glut of facility … Continue reading

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Juxtaposing God, Religion, and the State

We’ve heard a lot of noise lately about God & religion in public settings.  There are ACLU challenges being levied against public prayer by our state legislature, and in the Forsyth and Rowan County Boards of Commissioners.  We even have internal cessation of prayer … Continue reading

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In Search of Reliable News

“Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.”    Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Nathaniel Macon, January 12, 1819 For the third time in less than a month I discovered news relevant to Sanford, NC from … Continue reading

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Lee County Schools RIF Notices

Earlier this month there were 43 notices sent out to Lee County School employees announcing their potential termination pursuant to a reduction in force (RIF).  Here is some analysis related to those notices: Affected Schools- BT Bullock Elementary (8 staff); … Continue reading

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I Double Dog Dare You!

I remember times in my youth when one of my friends would challenge me to feats of foolish behavior by saying, “I double dog dare you!”  That phrase came to mind this evening as I absorbed the Lee County Board of … Continue reading

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Broken but not Broke

I never cease to be amazed at the graft and corruption endemic in the ‘broken’ Lee County School System (LCSS).  Let’s talk budget for a moment. Today four tax-and-spend liberals from the Lee County Board of Commissioners paid homage to Dr. Jeff Moss … Continue reading

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There Was Never Any Intent

Shawn Williams:  Please go back and watch yourself on the video now making its way around the world on YouTube.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj3sVbCFQJE&feature=player_embedded I was ashamed of the disingenuous way you presented yourself in an official, staged media event.  The press conference was about … Continue reading

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